Human Quotient Group Pty Ltd is an Australian certified social enterprise. We started in 2023 with the core goals of unlocking human potential and enabling employment pathways for the Defence/veteran community.

We work to address project and capability gaps across Defence, government and industry, using a people-first mindset.

We also make decisions that prioritise the environment and community over short-term profits. For example, we procure from Defence partner or veteran businesses, wherever possible.

Human Quotient: Program management and capability specialists

Why do we focus on the ‘Human Quotient’? We see great potential from harnessing the unique powers of emotional intelligence (sometimes referred to as Emotional Quotient) and intellectual capability (IQ) within individuals. We refer to this ‘HQ’.

We believe that the human element is the most powerful factor in large, complex or technical projects. And it’s sometimes overlooked.

For example… Recruitment processes look to hire people with appropriate credentials on paper, to fill a position; tick a box, as fast as possible. The attributes, potential, creativity and needs of the human being are often not a focus.

So we’ve set out with a mission to assist Defence, industry and government agencies achieve better results by harnessing the Human Quotient, while employing veterans, Defence partners and women at the same time.

Ron Kovalcik and Claire Harris, co-founders of Human Quotient Group Pty Ltd.

Our Values

Innovation

Exploring, being curious and generating original ideas with purpose and solving problems with creativity.

Value Creation

Driving effective change through our human-focused delivery.

Passion

Our work and our people are empowered and engaged to do their best work and be the best human they can and want to be.

Inclusion

Veterans, Defence partners, women and parents of young children are actively encouraged and enabled to participate in employment, professional networks and programs.
Think of us as a capability amplifier.

The Founders

Who started this enterprise and why?

Ron Kovalcik, co-founder and managing director of Human Quotient Group Pty Ltd.

Ron Kovalcik

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Ron is an Integrated Logistics Support professional experienced in project management, training, coaching and mentoring.

In every project, Ron pursues innovative and creative solutions to complex problems and advocates for diversity in the workplace. A bit unique among his peers, Ron is people-oriented and invests time and energy as standard practice to ensure people feel valued, supported and empowered through autonomy and shared purpose.

Quals: Master of Project Management, Diploma of Leadership, Diploma of Government, Bachelor of Property Economics, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors, Level 1 Organisational Coach (International Coaching Federation).

Claire Harris, co-founder and strategic director of Human Quotient Group Pty Ltd.

Claire Harris

Co-Founder & Strategic Director

Claire is the creator of the Cowork Coplay brand and program and Innovate Communicate, a specialist STEM communication and marketing business. Claire is rather insanely passionate about ‘open-door’ innovation: where collective and diverse ideas are encouraged to create solutions with end-users at the centre of design.

Claire has been featured in the media and has spoken at industry and government forums. E.g. Dynamic Business, HerCanberra, Defence Families of Australia, DVA’s Industry Advisory Council, Veterans’ Families’ Wellbeing Centre Network and Veterans’ Families Policy meetings/forums.

Quals: Certified Practising Marketer (CPM), Grad Diploma of Communication, Bachelor of Environmental Science. Currently studying a Diploma of Digital Technologies.

Ron Kovalcik

Ron Kovalcik

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Ron is an Integrated Logistics Support professional experienced in project management, training, coaching and mentoring.

In every project, Ron pursues innovative and creative solutions to complex problems and advocates for diversity in the workplace. A bit unique among his peers, Ron is people-oriented and invests time and energy as standard practice to ensure people feel valued, supported and empowered through autonomy and shared purpose.

Quals: Master of Project Management, Diploma of Leadership, Diploma of Government, Bachelor of Property Economics, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors, Level 1 Organisational Coach (International Coaching Federation).

Claire Harris

Claire Harris

Co-Founder & Strategic Director

Claire is the creator of the Cowork Coplay brand and program and the founder of Innovate Communicate, a specialist STEM communication and marketing business. Claire is rather insanely passionate about ‘open-door’ innovation, where collective and diverse views are encouraged to create solutions with end-users at the centre of design.

As a communication/marketing professional and innovator, Claire has been featured in Dynamic Business, HerCanberra, Defence Families of Australia, and has spoken at DVA’s Industry Advisory Council, Veterans’ Families’ Wellbeing Centre Network and Veterans’ Families Policy meetings/forums.

Quals: Certified Practising Marketer (CPM), Grad Diploma of Communication, Bachelor of Environmental Science. Currently studying a Diploma of Digital Technologies.

Social enterprise

We actively support Australia’s social enterprise sector. As a certified social enterprise, we direct the majority of our profits to veteran and Defence family programs and diversity initiatives, to unlock potential and capability.

We directly employ from the Defence/veteran community and provide employment and career services, both pro bono and subsidised through client partners.

We also advocate for change and educate a range of sectors on veteran, Defence partner and diversity matters.

Sector leadership and memberships

We are proud members of the following organisations:
Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT

Certified Social Enterprise with Social Traders

People and Planet First Verified Social Enterprise badge
Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT
Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT
Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN logo)
Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN)
Human Quotient Group Pty Ltd is an Australian Veteran-Owned Business

Australian Veteran Owned Business

Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (logo)
Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL)
Australian Science Communicators logo
Australian Science Communicators
Australian Marketing Institute (AMI logo)
Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)

Contact Us

In a high-tech world, sometimes we need more of
the human element. Wouldn’t you agree?
If you’re trying to achieve a project outcome where people are involved,
get in touch today.